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Archive - Monday, 9 July 2012

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  • Vulnerable woman told to get help for drug use

    A YOUNG and vulnerable woman who kept lookout during a break-in at a Worcester body shop has been ordered by a court to get help for her drug habit. read more

  • Schemes propose new visitor centres for the hills

    VISITORS to the Malvern Hills could have the choice of two new visitor centres, if independent plans by different groups come to fruition. read more

  • Public gets chance to learn more on safety Worcester News: take aim: Helping out in a demonstration (27081509)

    WORCESTER’S emergency services were joined by local rescue units as they gathered for a Community Safety day at Pitchcroft. read more

  • Diamond pair will celebrate with Queen Worcester News: HAPPY: Lionel and Joan Wheat (26071601)

    THE former editor of the Berrow’s Worcester Journal and his wife will be able to celebrate their diamond wedding with family, friends and the Queen this week. read more

  • City back in training for new season

    THERE might be almost six weeks to go before the start of the new Blue Square Bet North season but Worcester City are already back in the groove. read more

  • Road closed after death plunge

    A MAIN road has been closed after a man plunged to his death from a bridge. read more

  • 19th-century county life art to go under hammer Worcester News: CHICKENFEED: Bessie Osborne – a “kit-kat of a girl” – in Feeding the Chickens.

    A VICTORIAN oil painting of a Worcestershire girl feeding chickens is expected to sell for between £500,000 and £700,000 at auction on Wednesday. read more

  • Family pays tribute to Worcester murder victim

    THE family of a Worcester woman, who was murdered in her own home, have paid tribute to her. read more

  • Man Utd legends kick off town's new stadium

    FOOTBALL returned to the Vale after an absence of six years when Evesham United All Stars faced Manchester United Legends to open the Spiers and Hartwell Jubliee Stadium. read more

  • Man is jailed for credit card theft

    A MALVERN man stole a bank card from a vulnerable young woman who let him and a friend stay at her flat, then took cash from her account. read more

  • It’s time to plan your journey into city for royal visit

    AS Worcester prepares for a very special visitor on Wednesday, Royal watchers are being urged to plan their journey in advance. read more

  • Gordon moving on says James

    HEAD coach Paul James admits it is unlikely Richie Gordon will be a Worcester Wolves player next season. read more

  • Tots given taste of healthy life Worcester News: HEALTH PROGRAMME: Maryam Bibi and her son Muhammad Ammaar Akhtar

    PRE-school tots have been getting a taste of a healthy lifestyle at the Bluebell Wood Children’s Centre in Worcester. read more

  • Man was on tracks to take his own life

    A TROUBLED man walked off a station platform and down the tracks “to take his own life” a court has been told. read more

  • Talks to merge police and council services

    FRONT counter services at Pershore police station could merge with those being provided by Wychavon District Council. read more

  • Eastnor climb to third

    EASTNOR moved into third place in Birmingham and District Premier Cricket League Division Two after being one of few sides to complete a match. read more

  • Former Inspiral Carpets man about town

    THE man who beat Noel Gallagher to become the frontman of Inspiral Carpets comes to Worcester later this month. read more

  • Warriors appoint new academy manager

    Worcester Warriors have appointed Mark Hewitt as their new scademy manager at Sixways. read more

  • Relief as flood threat recedes Worcester News: GONE FISHING: Attempts are made to retrieve a ladder from the Avon after the 50th Evesham River Festival was called off (27081807)

    THERE was a huge sigh of relief as widespread flooding failed to materialise in Worcestershire despite a weekend of heavy rain. read more

  • Talent scout Hull links up with Warriors

    WORCESTER Warriors have today appointed former England international Paul Hull as the new talent scout at Sixways. read more

  • At least the vast majority pay taxes

    SIR – According to Tom Edwards (Worcester News, July 2), Worcester City Council have made spending cuts of about £1.4 million over the last two years, but they had to write off approximately £300,000 in unpaid taxes from the public. read more

  • Mr Cameron is not living in real world

    SIR – Is David Cameron on a different planet? read more

  • Just stop and think

    SIR – While out socialising on Saturday June 30, I was overwhelmed by the friendly people and forgotten school pals who I came across, congratulating me on my fund-raising for children’s charities. read more

  • This is not the time to be penny-pinching

    SIR – You report the deputy leader of Worcester City Council has said that it is not the job of the city council to support “employment for employment’s sake” and that the council leader says the council should not be ashamed in times of financial restraint to “live within our means” (Worcester News, June 23). read more

  • Was this a deliberate stunt by NHS chiefs?

    SIR – With reference to your article ‘Six attend Alexandra Hospital meeting’ (Worcester News, June 28) with regard to the small numbers attending the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust meeting at the Southcrest Hotel in Redditch. read more

  • Frome falter in league

    CANON Frome’s game at Halesowen thirds survived the wet weather but they returned with just two Worcestershire League Division Five points. read more

  • A dream of a show

    REHEARSALS for the Norbury Players’s annual Shakespeare production, A Midsummer Night's Dream, are well underway. read more

  • Joy for school as special measures order is removed Worcester News: HAPPY: Deputy head Kay Butler, left, and headteacher Angela Beddow with pupils (27080901)

    A Worcester primary school has been taken out of special measures, to the delight of staff and pupils. read more

  • Hit and run taxi shattered my leg Worcester News: PAIN: Samuel Campbell (27078401)

    A WORCESTER man fears he may never be able to play sport again after a taxi drove over his leg following a night out in the city centre. read more

  • Yorkshire test is next for County

    WORCESTERSHIRE deserve their place in the Friends Life t20 quarter-finals after setting up a clash with Yorkshire, according to director of cricket Steve Rhodes. read more

  • Fire crews rescue man from house blaze

    FIREFIGHTERS rescued a man from a fire in the early hours of today at a home in Hallow, near Worcester. read more

  • It was great surprise to see that picture

    SIR – What a surprise to see myself featured in the old school photograph on the letters page (Worcester News, July 2). I am on the back row right in the centre. read more

  • Man arrested after Redditch shooting

    A MAN has been arrested after a shooting in Redditch which left another man in his 30s with serious injuries. read more

  • Technology? My boy can show me up

    I BELIEVE there comes a time in any parent’s life when they have to accept their offspring will humiliate them. Usually it takes the form of being out-smarted, out-performed or simply made to feel out-of-date by their child. read more

  • Fussy? Yes, but at least they get fed

    IN the cosy world I inhabit, parents mostly face two issues concerning children and food. read more

  • Helping teenagers to make their own way in the world

    A Worcestershire charity is looking for people to open up their homes and give vulnerable youngsters when they leave the care system read more

  • I’m not worried by cashflow situation

    SIR – There are a number of points in your article ‘Health bosses in battle to plug £2m black hole’ (Worcester News, June 29) relating to our financial position that I wish to clarify. read more

  • Thank you for using that old school photo

    SIR – What a fabulous surprise I had when my sister sent me the picture in the Worcester News (July 2). read more

  • Mr Cameron is in a right spin over EU

    SIR – David Cameron’s total confusion on whether to hold a referendum on the EU reminds me of the Hokey Cokey – one minute he is in then he is out and then he starts all over again. read more

  • Look, austerity is not the right way to go

    SIR – We are constantly fed the message that austerity is the only way. The historian Richard J Evans wrote recently: “There seems little realisation that cutting government expenditure reduces demand and sends the economy into a tailspin, reducing tax revenues and prompting further government cuts… read more

  • It’s difficult to be proud of our city

    SIR – Dr David Tibbutt recently tried to make a point in the Worcester News (May 7) regarding having pride in the city. read more

  • Blokes get the boot in Labour land: Part Two

    THE last time Worcester Labour Party tried an all-women shortlist it blew up in their faces – but now they’re at it again. Alas, the old adage that people should be selected in politics on merit alone is being torn up once more, and this time around it could get just as nasty. read more

  • The Hive has that winning formula

    SIR – I’m writing this letter from one of more than 200 computer terminals in the new Hive building. read more

  • Modern home scoops award for innovation

    A MODERN home in a dramatic location on the Malvern Hills has won an award for the most innovative building. read more

  • Michael Lynch

    LYNCH Michael Happy 90th Birthday to special husband, father and grandfather. Lots of love xx read more

  • joan brewer

    BREWER Joan Precious memories of our dear mum and nan. Loved and remembered every day. Chrissy, Jackie, Kevin, Nicholas, Anthony and Stuart. xxx read more

  • Ian Dymock

    DYMOCK Ian Janet and Family would like to thank everyone that attended Ian's Funeral and for the heartfelt messages of sympathy, also the wonderful donations received for Ian's Trust Fund (for young people). We would also like to thank the Doctors and Staff at Albany House Surgery, the Nurses on Avon Three Ward, Worcestershire Royal and Marina Dixon for their support throughout Ian's illness. Thanks also go to the Reverend J Hayward and to E J Gumery and Son, for being so caring and sensitive. read more

  • Eric Green

    GREEN Eric TV Service Engineer and BBC Hereford and Worcester Radio Presenter. Passed peacefully away with his family by his side on July 4th, 2012, aged 77 years. Much loved husband of Nina, loving daddy of Laura and Melanie and a devoted grandad to Joseph, George, Charlotte and Sophie. Funeral Service will take place at Worcester Cathedral on Friday, July 13th at 3 p.m., followed by Cremation. All welcome. By request of the family no dark clothing please. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, for St Paul's Hostel, may be sent (by cheque only made payable to the charity) to The Co-operative Funeralcare, 17 Lowesmoor, Worcester. WR1 2RS. read more

  • Margaret Joan Powell

    POWELL (previously Trott) (nee Bush) Margaret Joan (Joan) Passed away suddenly but peacefully at Worcestershire Royal Hospital on Friday, July 6th, 2012, aged 85 years. Wife of the late Leslie and Peter a loving mother to Kelvin, Serena and Ray and step mother to Jane, a dear grandmother to Sonya, Neil, Gregg, Rowena and Kesia and great grandmother to Adam, Nathan and Jennifer. She will be sadly missed by all Family and Friends. Funeral Service to take place at Worcester Crematorium on Friday, July 13th, 2012 at 2.30 p.m Family flowers only please, but donations, if desired for the benefit of The Willows Stroke Unit at Evesham Community Hospital, may be left at the Crematorium or sent c/o Worcester Funeral Service, 31C Barbourne Road, Worcester WR1 1SA. 01905 23499 By family request bright colours please. read more

  • Kathlyn Holdham

    HOLDHAM Kathlyn Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, formerly of Lower Wick. Beloved wife of the late Albert, loving mother of Lynwood, Sandra, Stephen, Kevin and Michelle. Devoted nanna and great grandmother. Funeral Service at Worcester Crematorium on Thursday, July 12th at 3.30 p.m. Family flowers only, donations if desired to Alzheimers Society may be sent care of Bedwardine Funeral Services, 1 St Johns, Worcester. WR2 5AE. 01905 748811. read more

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